Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Swindon, Wiltshire
26 Jul 2019
25 Aug 2019
Career Level
Contract Type

Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Great Western Hospital, Swindon

Applications are invited for the post of Consultant in Emergency Medicine. The appointed candidate will join the already existing team of 10 Consultants.

This is a new post. The appointee will participate in the general ED rota and workload and will be encouraged to develop a special interest relevant to Emergency Medicine so complementing current Consultants’ interests. We have an adjacent observation ward which is well served by colleagues from mental health and community services, allowing rapid and appropriate discharge of patients to the Community. The successful candidate will provide general clinical ED sessions and senior input into patient care, ensuring appropriate discharge and hospital admission, along with management and leadership responsibilities expected of Consultants in the specialty. The department saw over 89,000 new patients last year; of which approximately 18,000 were paediatric.

It is intended that the new Consultant will:

  • With other colleagues enable senior input into patients journey through the ED enhancing quality and Consultant ‘sign off’
  • Maintain the hours of availability of immediate Consultant opinion
  • Enhance the reputation of the department through multi-disciplinary education & training and research

This modern hospital has most specialities on site and has close Educational and super-speciality links with both Bristol and Oxford. The ED resuscitation room is state-of-the-art with overhead x-ray gantry, supported by a fully computerised digital PACS system for viewing x-rays.

Surrounded by the Cotswolds, the Upper Thames Valley and the Marlborough Downs, and being just one hour in either direction to London and Bristol, Swindon offers a real lifestyle choice, whether you choose city living or a country retreat, always within easy reach.

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a particularly friendly and effective unit and benefits from excellent relationships between management teams and clinical staff.

To discuss the post and arrange an informal visit please contact Dr Stephen Haig, Clinical Lead on 01793 605274 or email

Applicants to hold CCT or be within 6 months of CCT at the time of interview.

To apply please visit reference 249-MED9990223